Jeff Peterson is a graduate from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Composition who started music when he was 4 when he took piano. He later picked up the trumpet and French horn until committing to composition. He is incredibly passionate about teaching music, as he began doing so at the end of high school where he volunteered his time teaching at the local elementary schools. He went on to work at MakeMusic Inc. (Finale Music Notation) in Boulder, CO after graduating with his Bachelor of Music in composition in 2016. He then went on to host his own radio show “Piano Spectrum” in 2017 where he delved into classical music and guided the listener through the music .
His compositions also received recognition, winning the Sonoma Fine Arts Commission and the John Phillip Sousa Award. Jeff studied composition privately with two pupils of Nadia Boulanger (notable and famous music teacher): Dr. David Conte of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Phelps Dean Witter, a 1950’s graduate of the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau.
Among music, Jeff has been an avid handwriting enthusiast for over 12 years, mainly focusing on the history, manufacture, and collection of old fountain pens. You’ll be hard-pressed to find him without a fountain pen in his hand!